ALLY McCOIST has revealed he is not surprised to see what Rangers are experiencing this season.
And the former Ibrox player and manager admitted he expected great rivals Celtic to win the Premiership EVERY year.
McCoist has backed under-pressure gaffer Mark Warburton and said: “There’s no point in changing things, he’s got to be given a chance.
“He had a good season last year, winning that league in a competitive division. Where Rangers are at the moment doesn’t surprise me. I expected it, to be brutally honest.
“It’s not a major shock to me at the moment, because I thought that would be the case, unless they went out and spent a lot of money.
“You’re not going to change managers. It would be crazy, at this stage.”
Rangers are currently fifth in the Premiership and seven points behind league leaders Celtic who also have a game in hand.
McCoist added: “It probably sounds crazy for me to say it, but I think finishing second would be more than acceptable. It’s feasible too – but it’s a challenge.
“You’ve got to be honest and say you still fancy Celtic to win the league every year.
“Rangers and a few other clubs can beat Celtic in a one-off, but over the course of the season you have to expect Celtic to come through.”
Meanwhile suspended midfielder Joey Barton will meet with the club tomorrow to discuss his future at Rangers, with speculation mounting that he will be told that he will not play for the Ibrox club again.